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Title: Colloquial Slovak
Subtitle: The Complete Course for Beginners, 2nd Edition
Written By: James Naughton
URL: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415496285/
Series Title: Colloquial Series
Description:

"Colloquial Slovak" is easy to use and completely up to date!

Specially written by an experienced teacher for self-study or class use,
the course offers you a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Slovak.
No prior knowledge of the language is required.

What makes this new edition of "Colloquial Slovak" your best choice in
personal language learning?

-Interactive – lots of exercises for regular practice

-Clear – concise grammar notes

-Practical – useful vocabulary and pronunciation guide

-Complete – including answer key and reference section.

Whether you’re a business traveler, or about to take up a daring challenge
in adventure tourism; you may be studying to teach or even looking forward
to a holiday – if you’d like to get up and running with Slovak, this
rewarding course will take you from complete beginner to confidently
putting your language skills to use in a wide range of everyday situations.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Language Learning
Subject Language(s): Slovak
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